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Aug 31, 2008
Mary & Nicholas 7-17-03 (non-refluxer)allergies, asthma on Singulair and Flovent & Aidan 1-28-07(my refluxer)Nissen Fundoplication on June 20, 2008, FTT, MSPI, DGE, ear tubes, allergies and severe GERD now currently taking just Prevacid and drinking Elecare Vanilla 1+.
How is this not an allergy?
Aidan had some milk thanks to his brother last night and I knew it was going to cause us a long night. Almost exactly 5 hours after ingesting it he woke up with a harsh stridor/wheeze and just cried unconsoloably. He was really gassy too but the wheeze it what concerns me more then the gas. I think he would have thrown it up if it weren't for the fact that he has a Nissen. He has had extensive allergy testing and milk never comes up. Can an intolerance make you wheeze? I am just tired of worrying about him not breathing well at night. I thought we were past those issues once we had the Nissen. He seems to be tolerating other milk products so that can't be a true allergy right? I just don't know if I should be cutting out milk completely or not? Any thoughts.
Aug 31, 2008
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Meggy tolerates yogurt okay as far as we can tell. She actually weaned herself off of milk, cheese, cottage cheese, and sour cream. Megan has had the stridor as well especially with milk consumption. All of her allergy test including rast were negative except for Pork and shellfish. With dairy she is so constipated she cannot go on her own. We use miralax and sometimes she is still constipated so bad she needs help to empty her bowels. So yes for us it seems intolerance could cause that much problem. Meggy has cut all dairy through her own perogative except yogurt. She has started to reject that too. Maybe she just knows what her body does not need. not sure. Sorry I am not of more help.
Aug 31, 2008
This is our dd, Alessandra. Dx with GER 10/07. Ran the gamut with meds and now done with them (crossed fingers). Using magnesium, probiotics and prebiotic supplements. With the exception of teething and general sassy attitude, all is well now. They really CAN grow out of it!
I actually developed milk intolerance in my late teens (drank it incessantly as a kid into my teens) I get very congested and gas builds up. I've been tested, and I'm not allergic to it at all, but I don't produce lactase - the enzyme needed to break down the lactose. My body doesn't fight it, but it can't break it down unless it's been processed. Even then, I limit what I eat of it. I do okay on the lactose free milk, if I limit what I drink.
Aug 31, 2008
Worry Wart mom to
27 mo. reformed "happy spitter"
34.8lbs , 37in tall(oct)
Diagnosed A/R at 6 wks
Zantac until 1yr then Prevacid
Med free since February 08
peanut & egg allergies...still
Zoo Boo Trick-or-Treating (pic).
I think intolerant means you don't have the ability to digest (missing lactase) but allergic is when your body actually recognizes the protein as an invader and attackes it. I am not sure however, what the difference in the reactions are. It would seem that respiratory problems would indicate an allergic response.

My son was MSPI until about a year. He was able to tolerate cheese and yogurt around 10 months but we ended up cutting it all out because the milk trial around that age didn't go well. He did outgrow the intolerance and he doesn't seem to have any problem with dairy now. Good thing because it's his favorite food group.

It wouldn't hurt if you cut out dairy all together and see what happens. If it makes him uncomfortable, it's probably a better idea not to give it to him. Good luck.
Aug 31, 2008
Tracey, mom to Katie. Diagnosed with reflux at 3 weeks and put on Zantac. At 8 months old she was removed from Zantac as it was giving her migraines, currently on Prevacid. Switched to Elecare since she is not gaining weight; trialing solids after being off for a month. Geneticist said reason she isn't gaining weight is she is stubborn. Upcoming appts.: Neurologist for developmental delay and EGD scheduled for September. She is one funny baby!
I was diagnosed as a toddler with milk allergy though I've never been tested for it. It produces an immune response in me since I become sick (flu-like) with drinking milk. Interestingly I don't have as strong as a reaction if I have cheese which is processed and has enzymes and cultures. I haven't tried it with yogurt since it isn't one of my favorite foods but can have small amounts of cheese during cold and flu season but if I have a cup of coffee with milk in it I am sick within two days. HTH!
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